How do you know if you have fatty liver disease, which is known as hepatic steatosis? It is normal for some fat to build in the liver, but having excess fat is dangerous and that results in fatty liver disease. You need your liver to process nutrients from what you eat and drink and it also filters out anything harmful from your blood. When there is too much fat, it can lead to inflammation of the liver which eventually leads to scarring, hence, cirrhosis or liver failure.
Fatty liver disease is usually caused by drinking too much alcohol. However, having a poor diet, diabetes, and obesity can lead to a fatty liver as well which is known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
In the earlier stages of fatty liver disease, there are no symptoms at all. However, as the disease progresses, you will end up with symptoms. Let’s now look at the 12 symptoms of fatty liver disease.